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At Inizio, we value inclusivity, recognize the power of diversity, and inspire the next generation of change-makers. We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe in creating a work environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to recruit from a diverse slate of candidates and foster an environment that provides the right conditions for long-term success. We welcome all applications regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, military veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation and physical or mental disability.

The Role

The Contracts Manager is responsible for overseeing commercial operations, managing, and negotiating client contracts and building relationships both with our clients and across the business.

This is a hybrid working role reporting to our VP, Group Commercial Affairs. Occasional international travel may be required.

Key responsibilities

Business Partnering

  • Foster excellent relationships with internal stakeholders and senior management.
  • Provides regular status updates.

Contract Management

  • Lead negotiations and management of client contracts (MSAs and SOWs), ensuring alignment with business requirements whilst maintaining high quality standards.
  • Collaborate with legal and operational teams to draft, review, and finalize agreements with clients in a timely manner.
  • Understand how budgets are created and be able to negotiate price within fixed parameters.

Business Metrics

  • Track, manage and improve contract related metrics that demonstrate customer service.

Relationship Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and business partners to ensure customer satisfaction and foster long-term collaborations.
  • Address and resolve concerns or issues raised by stakeholders.

Problem Solving

  • Analyse information to solve problems and present proposed solutions to Management.

Communication and Negotiation

  • Demonstrate strong communication and negotiation skills in engagements with internal teams and external clients.
  • Effectively convey complex information and negotiate deals that align with the company's objectives.

What skills and experience you bring to the role

  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems, analyse information and achieve quality standards.
  • Strong analytical and financial management abilities.
  • Flexible and able to operate in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s level degree.
  • Proven experience in a commercial affairs / contracting role. Some background in working with Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical industry is preferable. 

Who are Inizio? 

We help our clients navigate their clinical development and commercialization journey by connecting the best scientific knowledge, market intelligence, actionable data, technology, communication, and creative execution.

With a global presence and multiple career paths, the career possibilities are expanding at Inizio. We’re a growing global team of 11,700 - a $1.5bn revenue business working with the world’s leading health and life sciences businesses, and we have exciting growth plans. Whoever and wherever you are, we’ll empower you with the autonomy you need to experiment, learn, and grow. We’ll make sure that you feel valued, supported and, of course, because we’re helping our clients to transform healthcare and improve millions of lives you can feel pride in your work at Inizio.

Package and benefits

  • Great compensation package
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension plan
  • Healthcare allowance
  • Life assurance




Don't meet every job requirement? That's okay! Our company is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your experience doesn't perfectly fit every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this role or others.

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